Statement of Accreditation Status

Reading Area Community College

  • CEO: Dr. Susan Looney, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Cynthia Seaman
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional » Two-year, small
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1979
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

10 South Second Street
Reading, PA 19603-1706

(610) 372-4721

www.racc.edu

  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Southern Middle School, 3100 Iroquois Avenue, Sinking Spring, PA 19608. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Wilson High School, 2601 Grandview Blvd., West Lawn, PA 19609 to an additional location within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the instructional site at the Wilson School District, Southern Middle School, 3100 Iroquois Avenue Sinking Spring, PA 19608 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Daniel Boone Area High School, 501 Chestnut Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508; and (2) Berks Catholic High School, 955 E. Wyomissing Boulevard, Reading, PA 19611 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at these additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 25, 2015
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional sites at (1) Blue Mountain Academy, 2363 Mountain Road, Hamburg, PA 19526; (2) Brandywine High School, 103 Old Topton Road, Mertztown, PA 19539; (3) Exeter High School, 201 East 37th Street, Reading, PA 19606; (4) Fleetwood High School, 803 N. Richmond Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522; (5) Governor Mifflin High School, 101 South Waverly Street, Shillington, PA 19607; (6) Hamburg High School, Windsor Street, Hamburg PA 19526; (7) Muhlenberg High School, 400 Sharp Avenue, Reading, PA 19605; (8) Oley Valley High School, 17 Jefferson Street, Oley, PA 19547; (9) Schuylkill Valley High School, 929 Lakeshore Drive, Leesport, PA 19533; (10) Tulpehocken High School, 430 New Schaefferstown Road, Bernville, PA 19506; (11) Twin Valley High School, 4897 N. Twin Valley Road, Elverson, PA 19520 as additional locations and to include the locations within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the April 1, 2015 progress report has been received and will be acted on at the June Commission meeting. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self study report and process. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2015, further documenting (1) the development and implementation of a comprehensive technology acquisition, replacement and operations plan, including provision for current and future technology needs (Standard 3); (2) evidence of a comprehensive, organized, and sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness across all units, including evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (3) development and implementation of an enrollment management plan for recruitment, retention, and marketing, including in distance education programs (Standard 8). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Berks Career and Technology Center East
    3307 Friedensburg Road
    Oley, PA 19547-8716
  • Additional Location
    Berks Career and Technology Center West
    1057 County Road
    Leesport, PA 19533-9112
  • Additional Location
    Berks Catholic High School
    955 E. Wyomissing Boulevard
    Reading, PA 19611
    Opened: 08/30/2016
  • Additional Location
    Blue Mountain Academy
    2363 Mountain Road
    Hamburg, PA 19526
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Brandywine Heights High School
    103 Old Topton Road
    Mertztown, PA 19539
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Daniel Boone Area High School
    501 Chestnut Street
    Birdsboro, PA 19508
    Opened: 09/06/2016
  • Additional Location
    Exeter Township Senior High School
    201 East 37th Street
    Reading, PA 19606
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Fleetwood Area High School
    803 N. Richmond Street
    Fleetwood, PA 19522
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Governor Mifflin High School
    101 South Waverly Street
    Shillington, PA 19607
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Hamburg Area High School
    Windsor Street
    Hamburg, PA 19526
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Muhlenberg High School
    400 Sharp Avenue
    Reading, PA 19605
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Oley Valley High School
    17 Jefferson Street
    Oley, PA 19547
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center
    Vocational Technical High School Spring Valley and Warren Roads
    Reading, PA 19612-3068
  • Additional Location
    Schuylkill Valley High School
    929 Lakeshore Drive
    Leesport, PA 19533
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Tulpehocken High School
    410 New Schaefferstown Road
    Bernville, PA 19506
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Twin Valley High School
    4897 N. Twin Valley Road
    Elverson, PA 19520
    Opened: 04/27/2015
  • Additional Location
    Wilson High School
    2601 Grandview Blvd.
    West Lawn, PA 19609
    Opened: 08/26/2020
  • Other Instructional Site
    Antietam Middle Senior High
    100 Antietam Road
    Reading, PA 19606
  • Other Instructional Site
    Conrad Weiser High School
    44 Big Spring Rd
    Robesonia, PA 19551
  • Other Instructional Site
    Kutztown Area High School
    50 Trexler Avenue
    Kutztown, PA 19530
  • Other Instructional Site
    Reading Area High School
    801 N 13th St
    Reading, PA 19604

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